7 Tips to Encourage Kids to Play Board Games

The challenge for board games is that they often don’t provide the same instant gratification that many children now experience with electronic games and iPads. If you’re on a mission to engage your kids in board games, here are a few tips to help keep them motivated, interested, and having fun:

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helen sadovsky
7 Toys that are ALMOST as fun as Ipads.

We often use Ipads as the go-to toy at restaurants, waiting rooms, and car rides, Mostly because Ipads guarantee to keep kids sitting quietly and focused for long periods of time. But what if I told you that you can get the same result (well almost the same) with other toys?

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helen sadovsky
5 Questions to consider before purchasing a toy.

1) Why are you buying it?

If your answer is entertainment, then consider if it’s the best option for that. Toys can be cute, fun and also provide additional value.  A good toy can encourage your child to problem-solve, focus, think creatively, promote a motor milestone or enhance coordination. In other words, consider if the toy you're purchasing will inspire or challenge your child to grow?

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helen sadovsky